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scare. george w. bush, the president famous for his athletic lifestyle has undergone a heart procedure this morning to clear a blocked artery. the problem was found yesterday in a routine annual physical. we'll have the latest from dr. nancy snyderman. >>> the end of the graham era. after 80 years as a family-run business, the grahams are selling "the washington post" to amazon's ceo jeff bezos seen here deal making at a media summit last month in sun valley. but can the king of dotcom save print? >> we knew we could keep the "post" alive. we knew it could survive. but our aspirations for the "post" have always been higher by that. >> this is going to shake things up. >>> good day, i'm andrea mitchell in washington. nearly 100 u.s. government personnel flew out of yemen today on a c-17 air force cargo plane. leaving only a kel stal emergenskeletal emergency staff behind because of what the state department is calling the extremely high threat level. th all of this comes after the interception of al qaeda communications threatening major attacks on u.s. interests. joining me now from ne
, the cold war back? >> basically. this is a very hawkish wing when george w. bush a decade ago said he looked into putin's eye and saw a good soul, they didn't believe it then. >> do they miss their teddy bear? >> this is an opportunity to take it farther. >> here's more guys, jump in here john. rick santorum, jim demint, my god, jim demint, and john bolton, who can't wait to get back in power, talking about the global terrorist alert as an excuse to hit the president. they said he's being weak because he put us on watch. let's watch him. >> i think it's really a consequence of the policies of this administration. if you look at benghazi and what happened, we haven't seen anything from this administration really go after the people who were responsible or the network behind it. and i'm sure if you're looking at it from a terrorist perspective, you say, well, here's a administration that's pulling back, that's timid. >> our attempt to placate parts of the world, reset, whether it's russia or somewhere else, are clearly not working, and the perception of weakness in this administration i
that he sent a telegram of get well to george w. bush to emphasize there was an american. he got along with very well. if you were in the east room today in. >> does he need john boehner? does he need to have a better relationship with john boehner? to chuck's point earlier about mitch mcconnell, he's not going to do any deals with the democratic led white house on a grand bargain or anything else because of primary challenge in 2014. does president obama need a better relationship than he currently has which is basically no relationship with john boehner to get something big done? >> dennis is working on those relationships. maggie, what would you like to ask president obama today? >> i would like to ask him to explain the contradictory statements out of the white house and from him about the nsa surveillance program and what is the case and what isn't? >> all good questions. i think -- presumably some of those will be asked. thanks to you, chuck. god speed as you head to the white house where it will be an interesting press conference. >>> more rain is adding to the misery today in p
, the former president george w. bush undergoes heart surgery for a blocked artery. were there warning signs? >> americans evacuated from yemen after deadly drone strikes on al qaeda militants, sparking growing concern about an al qaeda terror attack. i'll speak to the former director of the cia and nsa, general michael hayden. and bill clinton survived a sex scandal while he was in the white house. does he have any advice from the mayoral candidate anthony weiner? we'll hear from the former president of the united states. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> in the white house the former president was always very healthy. but today a constituent was placed in an artery after a routine exam revealed a blockage. it was performed, quote, successfully without complication and that he is in high spirits, eager to resume his normal schedule. tom forman joins us with the latest details. >> reporter: wolf, with all the other news breaking in washington today, this caught many people far off guard that the news that the former president had a heart health scare. ♪ ♪ >> reporter:
communications director for presidents george w. bush and former senior adviser for the 2008 mccain presidential campaign, nicolle wallace. we have the chairman of deutsch incorporated. >> what's with the glasses? >> they're new. >> vanity glasses. >> are they? >> can i see them, please? >> i have -- >> are they real? >> willie and i like to go up and down madison avenue on saturdays and we saw this -- >> put them on and find out they are not real. let's see. oh, my god, they're vanity glasses. try. >> those are reading glasses. >> they look good ob you. >> allows him to make a point like this too. >> eyes look bigger. >> all right. that is subtle and in washington, msnbc political analyst and former chairman of the republican national committee, michael steele. good to have you all on board this morning. >> good morning. >> vanity glasses and all. get right into it. >> willie and i do want to first point out, radio for europe, one of the great songs -- >> we haven't heard it recently on the show. >> no. >> r.e.m. >> cold war overtures. >> perfect. all right. speaking of, there is no love loss b
of the -- you could -- does the ghost of tony blair and george w. bush and saddam hussein hung heavily over parliament? >> absolutely. in all the -- not just skepticism, almost cynicism about the what the government says about the intelligence was the back drop. it's larger than that. i think something has been going on for years, if not decades in europe, gradual weakening of commitment to defense, preoccupation of -- >> what do you make of o-- ow hm france saying we need a political solution. i would love france to come forward with this magic political solution. this is like richard nixon's secret plan to end vietnam in 1968. there's not one. >> exactly. there's not going to be a political solution to syria. syria sill in the relatively early phases over a prolonged civil war. what's interesting about britain, a country that distanced itself from europe over economic issues and now distancing itself from the united states over strategic issues. this is small britain, small europe. we've ended the era -- >> why is that? how does europe find itself in a position or britain where it's separ
under president george w. bush warns the laws could damage the gop. a full breakdown on that next from washington. >>> plus as the crisis continues in egypt word that two top islamist groups are trying to develop a truce with the egyptian military. arthel: a new democratic group launching a nationwide effort to make it easier for anyone who wants to vote to cast a ballot. their goal is to crack down on voter i.d. laws in several states. they claim discrimination against minorities. meantime, many conservatives say voter i.d. laws are necessary to stop voter fraud. chief congressional correspondent is live in washington. tell us more about this tug of war that is going on over voting. >> good morning. democratic group has launched what it's calling a 50 state initiative to promote reforms making it easier to vote. they're expected to push legislation similar to a law in colorado that requires all elections to be conducted by mail. attorney general eric holder has his sights set on the texas voter i.d. law. holder said over the weekend, the struggle must and will go on in the cause for o
by liberals during the bush years, he has got to. george bush got resolution 1441 from the united nations that could at least make the plausible case, meant, invading iraq was legal under international law. if he doesn't get approval from the u.n. security council then barack obama will be violating international law. it will be an illegal act of war. and, that doesn't mean i'm against it necessarily or that i think president obama should care one wit about approval from the u.n. i don't think the united states should care about the u.n. at all. i think that the idea that somehow we give a veto to china and russia about the morality or efficacy or legitimacy of our foreign policy is bizarre but that is a system that liberals have been championing for a very, very long time including barack obama and the double-standards here are, you know, are just so daunting for the president, given what he had said about, you know, foreign policy when he was a candidate. that he is now going back on all of it and he is in a real pickle. alisyn: well, that is exactly right. so why would the president ac
of george bush for doing what we did in iraq. now, that's inconsistentents now. it's really baffling to see the people on the left just rallying behind president obama, yeah, go ahead. fire the missiles! we're with you. but the people who were so antiwar and anti-conflict in the past, now they're ready to go without even knowing where we're going. >> gretchen: so many unanswered questions still today. but one of the big questions this morning is what kind of chemical weapons does syria actually have? what evidence does the united states have? heather nauert is here to break it down. >> we are learning interesting information this morning. the syrian deputy foreign minister telling reporters that sarin gas was used in several parts of the country, but he claims the rebels were the ones responsible for that attack. this assertion is not banged by the us -- backed by the united states which believes the syrian government unleashed the attack and is the party responsible. but what is interesting about this statement, gretchen, is that it is the first time we're hearing from a syrian government
covered five presidents from jimmy carter to george w. bush. he mentored me, countless others. he was always smart and funny and courtly and wise. along the way he spent seven years at the "today" show news anchor desk. this morning bryant gumbel and jane pauley returned to talk about their dear friend. >> john was a gentleman was a capital "g." he was just gracious in every respect. just a professional warm man. >> he took me aside one day after the show and he said, he he says, jane, don't take this the wrong way, but does it ever amaze you that kirk douglas knows who you are? and i think a guy from kingsport, tennessee, he always pinched himself, what am i doing here? but, thank god he was. >> john was completely devoted to his wonderful family. his wife nancy, his three daughters, and his son-in-law, molly. carter also in the entertainment business and hope is a young aspiring journalist right here in our nbc news washington bureau. he was widely loved. he was aide mired by all who knew him. john palmer died at the age of 77. my insurance rates are probably gonna double. but,
was a u.s. senator. flashback to 2007. >> george bush and dick cheney must hear loud and clear from the american people and the congress, you do not have our support and you do not have our authorization to launch another war. >> i want to make it clear. i want to make it clear to the president. if he takes this nation to war in iran, without congressional approval, i will make it my business to impeach him. >> obama didn't know when he was criticizing bush. he didn't know how the world worked. he didn't know there were a bunch of bad guys. demanding that bush go through congress. demanding that bush go through the united nations. demanding that there be a coast guard. >> the war drums continue to beat louder and louder in the middle east. >> u.s. navy warships are standing by. they are waiting order from the president. >> the syrians have said that if struck, they will counter strike and downer attack on tel aviv. a city which they slay burn. >> it is pretty obvious the syrian army used chemical weapon. the president called that a red line so he feels we have to retaliate. >> what
is princeton political historian, in washington, former speech writer for former george w. bush, and by phone bill nelson of florida. mr. nelson, senator nelson, i want to start with you. you say you do support the president here. you do support a limited military strike, but you say you would rather we strike right now. why not wait for congressional approval? >> i've seen the evidence. and it is so conclusive and the question is, as commander in chief, do you have a responsibility in the civilized world to draw that line and say that an actor cannot use a weapon of mass destruction, chemical, biological, or nuclear, without consequences. as the president said today, he believes he has the authority of what he is reaching out is to get that additional backup from the legislative branch. i don't think that's necessary, but i'm certainly going to vote for the authorization. >> david fromme, we have you with us right now. this seems like a big moment that in some ways the president obama seems to reset power here in terms of using military forces. we didn't go to congress in libya. it's not som
in the george bush white house. he's taking your comments and questions as we discuss syria this morning. jerry is up next from cookville, tennessee. jerry good morning. caller: good morning. the president is talking about the shot in the bow. i find it frightening when it comes to this president and foreign policy. it was a game of chess, i believe it would be a check mate game against this president. he's done nothing but absolute disaster. look at north africa. look at that. some democrats are calling it a success his foreign policy. it's frightening what's happening. i don't see anything that's any good. just think, if he happen to won the nobel peace prize, how bad things really might be. host: we'll go to democratic line, dave is waiting from washington d.c. good morning. caller: peter. the reason that the u.k. not to proceed is because there was a lack of conclusive evidence. in the regions and suburbs of damascus there is not conclusive evidence that the chemical weapon attack were perpetrated by a horrible attack regime. the obama administration has made entirely clear that they wi
andduring during the george herbert walker bush administration, the anti- tank buster rounds that were 1982.ed in we are not totally innocent either. it is hard to believe the administration. i know they are doing their best to settle the conflict in the middle east. is kind of hard when you are just as dirty as the rest of them. you can also reach out to us via e-mail. andy from vernon, new york. thanks for holding on, republican line. taking myink you for call. i want to add onto to what the last guy said. ,f your audience goes to google they are going to find numerous stories where syrian rebels admitted to an associated press correspondent that they were responsible for the chemical weapons incident, which obama is trying to blame on bashar al- assad. the casualties were a result of by mishandling the weapons. they were told that they were not properly trained in handling the chemical weapons or even told what they were. that is where it came from. this is really reminiscent of the buildup to the first iraq war in the 90s when the iraq incubator incident, in which they fabricated story
for diplomacy and pressure is running out when we haven't even tried direct diplomacy. george bush and dick cheney must hear loud and clear from the american people and the congress, you do not have our support and you do not have our authorization to launch another war. martha: that was back in 2011. -- that was back in 2007 and now we are on the cusp of other action going into syria. a younger looking barack obama then senator now president. he always had at the core of everything he talked about, getting out of the wars in iraq and afghanistan. in the state of the union he talked about putting the decade of wars behind us. so what's your reaction to where we are today with syria? >> great disappointment. i supported him as an anti-war candidate. we had a surge in afghanistan. we went into libya. against the very thing he talked about in 2007. he has to inform congress within 48 hours of any kind of military action then he has 60 days after which he would need congressional authorization to continue a war. that started in 1973 and that was violated by bill clinton and ronald reagan. presi
john mccain got great press when he ran against george w. bush in the primaries. in 2008 he was on the other end of that. those things ebb and flow a little bit. i do not think in anyway those are the decisive in the way of presidential campaigns come out. i think if you talk to the romney people they felt that governor romney was unfair at different points along the way. i used to get e-mails about things that were being written or said or talked about. in general, i think those things balance out. in this campaign in particular there was never any question about vulnerabilities or weaknesses in terms of what happened with the economy. in a sense that both of them had had was they have to deal with. host: on twitter -- guest: perhaps so. especially with his medicare plan and his proposal to make a voucher out of that. i don't know it would have been significantly better had he picked someone else. host: jim messina asked to pledge that they do not rerun the 2008 campaign. jim messina explained that in their bid for reelection, both jimmy carter and george herbert walker bus
an issue of some level of hypocrisy in terms of the outrange that was heaped upon the george bush administration with respect to afghanistan and iraq. but there are some slight differences here. one to do with the documented facts of the u.s. of chemical weapons. number two, the general sense that this regime is unhenged and therefore needs to be contained in a way that you didn't necessarily see with the likes of some of the other players over the last few years, whether you're talking iran or whatever. so, i think that there's a different tone that you have with syria that you didn't have with the others. again, i harken back to similarities to kosovo from humanitarian perspective but it does put the democrats in a very ticklish box right now, particularly given the warriness of the american host: jim is on the line from texas. republican line. is whatmy question about this tainted election -- the obama administration. guest: in what respect? irs.r: the guest: the irs is a huge issue. i do not know how that translated in terms of a repressed election. that mightgroups have been
. there are health reasons why george h.w. bush could not make the trip to washington, d.c. george w. bush just did have heart surgery, although i think i saw him at the smu football game last night. there are also apparently some dispute over how much notice some of the no-shows got from organizers. while we can quibble over they got one, two or three weeks notice, what we do know is this milestone event, the 50th anniversary of the march on washington, was not one that republicans marked on their own calendars and made it a priority to commemorate. after all, they didn't have to be invited to speak to just show up and pay their respects. let's not pretend this is surprising because part of the story of the civil rights movement, a big part is how it fundamentally remade both political parties. leaving one a lot more interested in and responsive to the plight of black americans than the other. this graph tells the story. it shows which party black americans have identified with since 1936. you can see in the early years there around the depression and world war ii, it's basically a tie. african-am
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wreck -- did she realize 32 iraq -- thank you, george bush. these people are so hypocritical and so far behind and as far as the republicans go, any tea party person who comes on, it doesn't matter because hillary's going to be the next president. >> republican in johnstown, pennsylvania, good evening. caller: how are you doing? >> very well, thank you. paul, ted cruz, that would be a good ticket. it seems like listening to while like theys, it seems are only interested in partisan issues, things that they can disagree with each other on, but what i'm really interested in for the next presidential who is going to change the security issues, the ,overnment spying on everybody the nsa, the nda a, all of the things that are the hot topics right now as far as our civil liberties -- >> on the issue of civil liberties, do you see anybody taking the lead safari? >> rand paul, 100%. he's the only true candidate that is left. his father was robbed of how many states during the election? they changed the rules the night .efore they chose mitt romney there are things that have happened as far as h
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to end the cowboy foreign policy of george w. bush, who did go to the u.n. and did go to congress before going to war in iraq. >> gretchen: so congress is on recess until september 9. is that any excuse to not inform them about doing an act of war? if you look at sort of the definition of what the president needs to do, there is some wiggle room in that. but none the less, the president told the "boston globe" in 2007 this quote: the president does not have power under the constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation. the american people sitting around their coffee tables this morning and going to work, they're probably wondering, is syria an imminent threat to the united states of america? you can argue that both ways. you can argue it both ways with regard to america's position as a military force in the world, and for standing up for human rights. when people are killed by their own leader with sarin gas and other chemical weapons. >> steve: where do you draw the line? >> gretchen: yo
the george w. bush administration and was part of the council of economic advisers. specimen so much for being here today. special thanks to mohammed el- erian and mr. taylor for flying from california. i went to kick off the panel with you. coined the term, the new normal in 2009. your outlook for the economy has been dead on. how much longer is this economy going to remain in the new normal? me take you back to 2009 when the new normal concept came out. the idea was to signal that it would not be your traditional cyclical recovery. unless the mindset in washington changed, and there was a better understanding of the underlying dynamics, we risked getting stuck. in a keyword of unusually sluggish clerk -- growth, high on implement, that is when it materialized. concept of the economy stuck in second gear. let me push this analogy. it is not just stuck in second gear, it is being driven on a foggy road. there is some good news. we are doing better than others. europe was in reverse and just went to neutral. japan has been neutral for a long time and just jumps to first gear. we are d
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